NFL rumors: Latest news and buzz around free agency, trades
The NFL draft is over and free agency is winding down, but the NFL rumor mill is still abuzz. Many teams begin their organized team activities this week and several big-name players are skipping the workouts while they negotiate new contracts. The workouts also give teams a chance to see their draft picks and new signings compete against established veterans. The free agents who have yet to sign contracts could end up with new homes soon as the start of training camp looms.
What's the latest? Check back often as we update below with all the latest scoops, including transactions, news and rumors.
• Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said his goal is to break Emmitt Smith's career rushing yards record. "I don't think it's impossible,'' Peterson told the Pioneer Press. "A lot of things are still to come. ... I look at things that anything is possible. He played 15 years. I'm going into year nine but I've only got eight on the body. That's a long-term goal (to break the record).''
• The Buffalo Bills announced that they have set a franchise record for season-ticket sales.
• Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp said he was "very surprised" that Michael Sam left the team, according to the Montreal Gazzette. The team announced on Friday that Sam has left the team "for personal reasons."